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The StartEngine Owner’s Bonus

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Join 22,000+ investors with the Owner’s Bonus and get access to five unique perks on the StartEngine platform, including bonus shares and lower trading fees.

Where Can I Claim Bonus Shares?

Each campaign participating in the program will display the Owner’s Bonus symbol below the “Invest Now” button at the top of their campaign page. The Owner’s Bonus will also be listed in the perks section.

To earn bonus shares, invest in the companies participating in the program!

Owner's Bonus FAQ

The StartEngine Owner’s Bonus allows investors to:

  1. Earn a 10% bonus in shares on their investment when investing in participating companies on StartEngine.
  2. Learn about new bonus-eligible launches via email notifications.
  3. Get a 20% discount on the seller’s fee when trading with other investors on StartEngine Secondary.
  4. Unlock exclusive access for the first seven days of new launches from StartEngine Collectibles, including wine, memorabilia and more.
  5. Receive priority on the waitlist when investing in oversubscribed companies.

You will earn a bonus for any shares you purchase in participating campaigns. For example, if you buy 100 shares at $1 per share in a company, you will receive 10 bonus shares, meaning you’ll hold 110 shares for $100.

 

Investors with the Owner’s Bonus are also notified by a daily email that features any bonus-eligible company that launched in the previous 24 hours.

 

There are no transaction fees on our investor trading platform StartEngine Secondary, but we charge sellers a 5% commission. With the Owner’s Bonus, investors get a 20% discount on that commission and would be charged 4% instead of 5%.

 

Investors will have exclusive access to invest in new launches from StartEngine Collectibles for the first 7 days of launch. StartEngine Collectibles is a Regulation A offering that brings alternative investments to our community, including wine, memorabilia and more. After the first 7 days, the general public will be able to invest in assets from StartEngine Collectibles too.

 

In addition, investors with the Bonus also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest in a company that has surpassed its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity (along with other investors with the Bonus) to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are cancelled or fail. 

Companies choose to opt in and participate in this bonus program. Not every offering is eligible for the Owner’s Bonus.

 

To identify whether a specific company is participating in the Owner’s Bonus, look for the Owner’s Bonus symbol below the “Invest Now” button at the top of the company’s campaign page. The Owner’s Bonus will also be listed in the perks section of the campaign as well.

The Owner’s Bonus is active for one year from the point of purchase. The Owner’s Bonus will auto renew every year. If you choose to cancel your Owner’s Bonus, it will expire at the end of that year’s eligibility period.

You buy it! The Owner’s Bonus costs $275 annually.

 

Note: prior to October 1st, the Owner’s Bonus was a perk associated with StartEngine’s Regulation A+ campaigns, and you had to invest $1,000 or more in StartEngine itself, or make a subsequent investment in StartEngine if you were already a StartEngine shareholder.

The Owner’s Bonus has an annual $275 payment charged at the beginning of your year’s eligibility period. Your Bonus will auto renew the following year. We will notify you in advance of that upcoming renewal.

 

If you choose to cancel at any point, your Bonus will expire at the end of that year’s eligibility period.

 

Alternatively, if you make 2 investments of any amount within the first 15 days of having the Owner’s Bonus, you will receive 12 additional months of Owner’s Bonus benefits.

 

Note: if you earned your Owner’s Bonus through one of StartEngine’s Regulation A+ offerings, then at the end of your eligibility period, you can renew your bonus by purchasing the bonus through this updated system.

The Owner’s Bonus previously was a perk associated with StartEngine’s equity crowdfunding offerings. Now that you can purchase the Owner’s Bonus as a standalone product, the bonus is not associated with StartEngine shares and does not come with any shares in StartEngine. 

If you got your Owner’s Bonus through an investment in StartEngine, in essence nothing has changed. You still have access to the same perks, and your bonus will expire at the same expiration date as before.

 

The only change is that if, at the end of your Owner’s Bonus eligibility period, you decide you would like to renew your bonus, you would simply do so by purchasing the Owner’s Bonus directly through this page as opposed to making a new investment in StartEngine.

There is no cancellation policy with the Owner’s Bonus, and you are not entitled to a full or partial refund after purchase.

 

The Owner’s Bonus is set to auto-renew every year. If you would like to opt out of that auto-renewal, you can do so here. Once you opt out, your Owner’s Bonus will expire at the end of your year’s eligibility period.

Ready to Get Your Bonus?

FOR ANY SERIES OF STARTENGINE COLLECTIBLES FUND I LLC FOR WHICH THE OFFERING STATEMENT FOR THAT OFFERING HAS NOT YET BEEN QUALIFIED BY THE SEC:

 

NO MONEY OR OTHER CONSIDERATION IS BEING SOLICITED, AND IF SENT IN RESPONSE, WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

 

NO OFFER TO BUY THE SECURITIES CAN BE ACCEPTED AND NO PART OF THE PURCHASE PRICE CAN BE RECEIVED UNTIL THE OFFERING STATEMENT FILED BY THE COMPANY WITH THE SEC HAS BEEN QUALIFIED BY THE SEC. ANY SUCH OFFER MAY BE WITHDRAWN OR REVOKED, WITHOUT OBLIGATION OR COMMITMENT OF ANY KIND, AT ANY TIME BEFORE NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE GIVEN AFTER THE DATE OF QUALIFICATION.

 

AN INDICATION OF INTEREST INVOLVES NO OBLIGATION OR COMMITMENT OF ANY KIND.

 

AN OFFERING STATEMENT REGARDING THIS OFFERING HAS BEEN FILED WITH THE SEC. YOU MAY OBTAIN A COPY OF THE PRELIMINARY OFFERING CIRCULAR THAT IS PART OF THAT OFFERING STATEMENT FROM HERE.

 

Prior to October 1, 2020, the Owner’s Bonus was a perk associated with StartEngine’s Regulation A+ and Regulation Crowdfunding offerings. Prior to that date, users had to make an investment of $1,000 or more in StartEngine (or make a subsequent investment in StartEngine if they were already a StartEngine investor) in order to be eligible for the Owner’s Bonus.

 

Prior to May 29th, 2019, the Owner’s Bonus only applied when investing within the first 24 hours of launch for participating Reg CF campaigns. Now, investors can earn their 10% bonus when investing at any time over the duration of a participating company’s raise.

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